Briley woke up at ten in the morning when the phone rang in the kitchen for the third and final time. She removed Ikea from her chest and sat up, rubbing the sleep from her eyes. That was when the phone started ringing again. "I'm coming," she growled at the phone, standing slowly and stumbling into the kitchen, glad she had gotten completely moved in before she had gone to Qatar. "What?" she asked when she picked up the phone.
"Good morning to you to," a wry voice said.
"Morning Captain," Briley said dryly. "You just woke me up."
"Well even with a three hour time difference it's ten in the morning there," Lennox said with a laugh.
"I got home at one in the morning. It's quite a drive from Indy to here," she said. "Do you need something?"
"As a matter of fact yes," Lennox said and she could see the grin on his face in her mind. "The government wants to start a program that would interact with the Autobots and asked me if I would like to head it with my old team. Are you in?"
"Yes," Briley said with a wide grin. "Did you even have to ask?"
"Officially yes," Lennox said. "Unofficially no. I'll send you transport information tonight." They exchanged good byes and Briley packed the things she thought she'd need before settling in front of the TV to watch a couple old westerns.
After a few hours she and the dogs went outside and jogged the three miles to Susanna and Mark's home. "Guess what?" Briley asked when Susanna answered the door.
"I'm guessing it's good news judging by your smile," Susanna said, hugging her younger sister. "Come in and spill."
Briley stepped into the homey kitchen and said, "I've been assigned to a new program that's probably going to be based in the United States, at least for now."
"That's great," Susanna squealed, flinging her arms around her sister. "Come on, we have to celebrate." Briley left Susanna's at five that night and headed home to find a message on her answering machine from Lennox instructing her to call back.
She did and the phone was answered on the third ring. "Hello, this is the Lennox household. Sarah speaking."
"This is Lieutenant Briley Andrews calling to speak to Captain Lennox," Briley said, twisting the phone cord around her fingers.
"Major now," Sarah said, her voice ringing with good humor. "Will dear, someone to speak to you."
"Hello?" Will asked and Briley held in a snicker.
"Briley Andrews calling you back sir," she replied crisply.
"I have two things to tell you," he replied. "First Donnely's body will return to the US by the end of next week for burial."
"That's good," Briley said, pulling in a shuddering breath. "I'll inform Susanna, Carter, and Kinsey."
"Thank God for small mercies," Lennox replied. "I hate giving news like that. The other thing is that if you remain on the team I am required by the government to have a couple other females on the team and I was wondering if you could recommend a couple."
"Of course," Briley said with a smile. "Kinsey Jackson of course."
"Not another Jackson," Lennox said with a mock grin as Briley gave him the number.
"The twin," Briley said with a snicker. "But she's good. The other is Summer Anderson." She rattled off that number and waited while Lennox scribbled it down. "I heard you were promoted."
"Yes. I'm a major now," Lennox said. "Check your email and I'll see you in a day or so Bri." Then he hung up leaving Briley to stand there with a grin. This wasn't over, not by a long shot, and that was a good thing.
Author's Note: So since this was a short final chapter I decided to post it and start on the sequel Transformers: NEST Alliance today. It should be posted some time this afternoon. Thanks to love and MissShelz for reviewing the last chapter. I own nothing but Briley, Carter, Susanna, Mark, Summer, Kinsey, Aubree, Anika, and Arriane